15 April, 2017
The comedian's family released a statement saying, "Charlie filled our family with love and laughter and there won't be a day that goes by that his presence will not be missed". He died yesterday. Murphy grew up in Brooklyn, and after a short jail sentence as a young man, he joined the Navy, where he served for six years. The comedian bagged his first major role in the 1993 film "CB4" where he portrayed the antagonist, Gusto.
John revealed Charlie had coined his favourite phrase, "habitual line-stepper", in his regular True Hollywood Stories segments on Chappelle's Show, while Dave then shared a amusing story about another late star, Prince. In the recurring segment "Charlie Murphy's True Hollywood Stories", he would recount how his brother's fame brought him into the orbit of some of the biggest stars in show business.More news: Chelsea maintains EPL title charge beating Bournemouth 3-1
Dave Chappelle paid his respect to his "Chappelle's Show" co-star Charlie Murphy on Wednesday night at John Mayer's tour stop in Columbus, Ohio. Fellow comedian Chris Rock took to Twitter when news broke of his passing: "We just lost one of the funniest most real brothers of all time".
Samuel L. Jackson tweeted "Loved being around & working with Charlie!" The couple had two children.